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>>> that's what's making news in america this morning. >> stay with us for "good morning america." have a great thursday. and thanks for joining us, everybody. >> live and in hd this is "good morning, washington." >> more problems for storms until the northeast. 60,000 customers who lost power. some are in the dark again. it is november 8, thursday, i am cynne simpson. >> i am steve chenevey. let's get to jacqui jeras. >> we really got off easy on this system. if you take a look at the radar you can see the center and the core of this storm impact in new england. it is winding down for new jersey and us as well. we will see clearing skies today. a chilly start. not terrible. high pressure will be moving in today. these guys will be clearing out. it still will be breezy and " what is in the lower to middle 50's today. it is time for traffic. >> not too much roadwork. 270 lanes open through silver spring. taking a look off in the distance heading across the bay bridge. mid-60's's at the bay bridge. we have an interstate on -- an incident on interstate 95. a box truck is rolled ove
. recollection of e told us in september. >> he would not say if the sex scandal ever came up. >> he regretted what happened. it. was basically people we spoke with believe his personal issues are happened ino what libya. he still wonders. should be interesting to being involvedr the scandal affected his through the whole thing. the september 11 attacks left includingk, ambassador stevens. -- the september 11 attacks left four people dead, including stevens.r what the remain about obama administration knew about the attack. he interviewed many of the people involved. >> when all the hearings are completed, which could include from hillary clinton, make thewould like to classified information public. reporting live on capitol hill, john gonzales, abc 7 news. the meeting has racked up at house over the fiscal cloud. leaders of the house and senate to work over thanksgiving to find a solution. >> tomorrow is speaker boehner's birthday. we are not going to embarrass him with a cake because we did know how many candles were needed. >> right. [laughter] >> we do want to wish him a happy birthday. th
correspondent jake tapper here to tell us what the white house is saying tonight. jake? >> reporter: well, diane, senior white house officials tell us the overwhelming emotion here is surprise and, of course, sorrow, for a colleague and his family. white house officials were told about this on wednesday, the day after president obama was re-elected. they were told by the director of national intelligence, james clapper. on thursday, president obama was informed about this situation. the entire situation, the fbi investigation, as well as the affair. general petraeus called the national security adviser, said he wanted to talk to the president. at that meeting yesterday, he offered to resign. president obama thought about it and today called petraeus and accepted that resignation. the new acting director of the cia will be the number two, the deputy director, with whom president obama has worked closely during the osama bin laden raid, planning, for instance, and he has the inside track. but this does come at an awkward time for the cia. they are going to be called to congress next week to talk a
-dropper. the woman who saved her own life by punching out a 12-foot tiger shark. she tells us about the astonishing moment when her martial arts kicked in. the karate chop that saved her life. >>> and good morning, everyone. hello to robin at home. we are getting back to normal here in times square. but look at these live shots. >> rabbit rabbit. >> rabbit rabbit, robin. let's look at the live shots downtown right now. still so dark in lower manhattan. this is a city divided right now. it's going to take days, maybe longer, for the power to come back. and the scale of destruction is becoming so clear in so many places. look at the aerial shots of breezy point, new york, home to generations of firefighters and police. hit so hard by 9/11. now, hit again. more than 100 homes destroyed. one of so many communities that were absoluty devastated. >> those are creepy pictures. >>> here's what we know in terms of the numbers. 76 dead. an estimated $20 billion in property loss. new york subways are starting to run in limited areas, limited service. but they are running free through friday. that should help
. you may just be able to make out a staircase that used to lead to a house where mother, father and 13-year-old daughter lived. only the mother survived. those stories are far too common out here in staten island. >> when is the government coming? >> reporter: it was a desperate cry for help. >> we're going to die, if we get killed with the weather, we're going to die! >> reporter: in staten island, donna pleaded with her senators for more food, gasoline and clothing. >> we are -- >> we got 90-year-old people! >> reporter: this is one of the hardest-hit communities in torqnew york city. thousands still without power, many homeless. 19 people dead, including this father and son, found locked in a final embrace. overwhelmed by a violent surge of water, residents describe a tsunami-like wave as high as 20 feet that devastated entire neighborhoods. >> it was coming in, rushing, like a rapids. it was just coming, it was just curving around that corner and rushing down. >> reporter: the water may be receding, but the frustration on staten island seems to be growing. >> fema won't help us. >>
on that looming fiscal cliff on january 1st. >> reporter: that's right, george. he used that press conference to lay out very bright lines on where he stands on taxes and the fiscal cliff. holding his first news conference since winning re-election, the president took a hard line on his bottom line. there will be no budget deal without raising taxes on the wealthy. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion. >> reporter: in his previous efforts to strike a so-called grand bargain with speaker of the house john boehner, the president proposed $800 billion in new tax revenues. but now, he is seeking twice that. $1.6 trillion in new taxes over the next ten years. that's a bitter pill for republicans to swallow. speaker boehner has called raising tax rates on anybody unacceptable. but he hasn't ruled out limiting deductions and closing loopholes. and that could be the outline of a possible deal. >> look at what the president had to say. look closer at what i had to say. there's no barri
house correspondent jake tapper leading us off from iowa. he's there traveling with the president. jake? >> reporter: good evening, diane. president obama accompanied by his top aides and bruce springsteen hopscotched across battleground states today. the key ones that his campaign feels will deliver him a re-election. they are wisconsin, iowa and ohio where the president's campaign began. slightly ahead in our abc news/washington post national tracking poll, president obama is ending his very last day of campaigning having enlisted the help of celebrity musician friends. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home, with the boss. >> reporter: the day began with springsteen's obama 2012 campaign song. ♪ let's vote for the man who got osama forward away we go ♪ >> reporter: even though that was interrupted by an acknowledgement of liberal and progressive anxiety. . >> the first debate really freaked me out. all right. ♪ but then romney got schooled twice by obama then smiling joe biden brought the drama ♪ >> reporter: the president's pitch, that he is the same idealist he ran as fou
. was broad daylight. a lot of people around. the victims spoke with us about the ordeal. she is afraid to walk a loan own neighborhood. to where it happened the, the 23-year-old man approached behind and groped her iran four-o'clock thursday. i ran. i went to my house. >> all near a busy bus stop in broad daylight. clucks nobody turned to help us. >> police believe a man is for eight attacks in this neighborhood. >> disgusting. scary. to me at would probably punched him until the face. >> a broad daylight. is horrle. " the saults, during the daytime. 9:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.. with the way things are growing. attract that kind of element. f this victim says she careful from now on. -- >> this victim says she will careful from now on. the woman was yelling for help. there were people walking around her. police are urging women to be careful. if you have any information, you asked to call the fairfax police said. >> police from montgomery county the searchclue in won a woman. has >> the woman was attacked near bethesda. >> montgomery county detectives have released this composite sketch. is t
that people elected us to do. >> i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive, he's been aggressive and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. so, i just want to thank him for his extraordinary leadership and partnership. >> reporter: political aside, they will be judged. everyone in this situation will be judged by results. alone the jersey shore, there were dedicated disaster response teams just beginning the enormous task ahead. and more rescues of the stranded. you all right? but we saw only a few gas crews out here. they have to make this place safe first. for all those, who, like mary ward, have lost so much, but who yet have so much to live for. >> i have nothing left. these aren't even my clothes. >> reporter: when you look at it, how do you feel? >> glad to be alive. >> looking forward to a better tomorrow, and there will be one. >>> next up, inside a manhattan in crisis. my co-anchor cynthia mcfadden at one of new yor
will look at the states they will visit. it is monday november 5. glad you are starting with us. >> let's get a look at the forecast. good morning. >> ood morning. the cool weather over the weekend is going over into the workweek. we have the cool trend will continue for the better part of the week but there are improvements in the seven-day forecast. we have a cloudy start but a little more sunshine can be expected by this afternoon and we are watching a coastal storm expecting to develop for the middle of the week. it is looking more like a ran make are than a snow maker. 33 in the district. 40 in the suburbs. freeze warnings in effect for western and northern parts of the viewing area. you don't have much time to get any sensitive plans back indoors. in the 40's today with increasing sun. we have more about the seven-day forecast but now let's check the traffic. >> good morning. it is from the traffic center. no major drama or problems in virginia, district or maryland. but there is some road work maryland beltway outer loop leaving college park and silver sprin
nor'easter scenario. and nothing like hurricane sandy. i have used all my time. left a jump to the map for a just a second. -- let's just jump to the mat for just a second. 40's now. 43 in germantown. 51 in the city right now. the winds have been gusty. the skies are clearing. as a result, it has been quite cold overnight. clear and cold. 30 to 39. your complete out look, election day weather, and the forecast for next wednesday, coming up. >> speaking of the election, four days to go. the candidates have a packed schedule for the next four days with stops in the battleground states, including of course regina. they spend their time in the biggest -- of course virginia. they spent their time in the biggest battleground of all. >> these are the craziest campaign schedules you will see this cycle. they have to take advantage of every hour. as they crisscrossed the country, on this, the final friday. >> there is a science to this last-minute stumping. four men, four states. a chance of four more days instead of four more years, mitt romney has put the badger state in play. >> thanks to an
will be back on some time tonight. >> moref the damage in the northeastern u.s.. many communities are still waiting for the flood waters to go down. people in new york city are heading back to work. there are long lines waiting for buses because of the crippled transportation system. we have more on that from the satellite center. >> one estimate has damage from the super star running as high as $50 billion. that could make sandy the second costliest storm. there are some areas waiting for help to arrive. three days later, the death toll continues to decline. the national guard rules and to an area where 20,000 are standard. >> we do not have that much food. >> further south natural gas leaks from destroyed homes. crews have not been able to get here to turn off the gas. >> we never really expected this to be this bad. >> we're awed and humbled by nature's destructive power. we mourn the loss of so many people. our hearts go out to those who have lost their loved ones. >> parts of new york city remained paralyzed. lines for buses seemed unending. traffic is worse as police and forced three
in t the reason we are here have work to do. >> use all president bill clinton in pennsylvania. mitt romney has campaigned their and you seet t clinton there today. no stateher sign that taken for granted when the race is this close. >> let's switch to the romney campaign. just arrivedr has manchester, new hampshire the latest on the final hours of campaigning for the republican nominee. >> mitt romney is headed here to for a late-night rally with kid rocke. every vote counts and a race this close. the latest polls decided this divided. thousands of supporters lined up at george mason university excited northern -- the last 48 hours of the campaign. mitt romney wants to turn this .wing state back to read told these virginia voters difference.ake the he gave one of the final of his presidential campaign. door to a broader future there. waiting for us. i need your vote, i need your work. .alk with me tomorrow is a new beginning. >> he stard the morning in to lynchburgent on in fairfax. he decided to add an airport in new hampshire tonight. the final rally is now scheduled for pittsburg
. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> reporter: right. >> much less a
.have been >> they have no value. they see other areas are being taken care of and they overlooked us. hundreds showed up to local churches and aid organizations for food. very needed right now. it was another night of the cold for s.i.. thousands of still without .ower, many homeless michael and his family among gumbel. -- among them. >> mine young becerra, daddy, i home.o go said.youngest >> transportation is still a nightmare. drivers waited in o get gas andeep t people waited for blocks to catch the bus. >> where are the buses? >> checkpoints were set up to force people to carpal. door-to-door rescues by the nationalws and guard continued in new jersey natural gas fires burned. new york city will try to return normal. the marathon will go on, but say it should not, because it would strain the city's resources. >> this morning, workers from dominion and the american red f the state tout o areas devastated by sandy. >> team coverage continues with gonzalez at national power crews are heading out. >> it has been a very long weeks crew members of the dominion virginia power utility co
, america. good morning to robin roberts at home. great to have elizabeth vargas back with us this morning. the whole team is here. and what a night. president obama secures a second term. >> with a surprisingly sweeping victory. the president said he learned from and listened to those who did not vote for him. there he is on stage last night, savoring the victory with his family. >> and here are the final numbers. the electoral college. 303 votes for president obama, 206 for governor romney. the popular vote for president obama, 59 million votes and governor romney with 56 million votes. the projection of ohio at 11:25 p.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking ab
. if the president and republicans can keep us from going off the fiscal cliff. >> some saying if we do go off the fiscal cliff, we'll go into recession, as well. >>> and take a look at this, thousands of "twilight" die-hards setting up camp for days outside of a los angeles movie streeters just to be there when the stars come out. and it's not just teenage girls. there's fans of all ages, anxiously waiting for the final installment. we'll tell you what the movie studio is doing to help them pass the time in line. >>> we're going to start with new details on the affair that's brought down the head of the cia. the decorated and celebrated four-star general, david petraeus, once considered a possible presidential candidate. it started in an fbi investigation between e-mail between petraeus and his vid videograph videographer. we start with pierre thomas in washington. >> reporter: the keeper secrets was keeping a scandal of his own. and just like that, a storied military career and life of service to country. the resignation of the cia director stunned a city not easily shocked. one of the count
to be aggression against the united states. two iranian warplanes firing at a u.s. spy drone. the provocative act occurred over the persian gulf, saying the unarmed drone was flying in international air space and was not hit. iran has not responded to the pentagon's statement. >>> seven members of the u.s. navy s.e.a.l. team six are being disciplined this morning for disclosing classified information. the s.e.a.l.s were paid consultants on a new video game. officials say the s.a.e.l.s violated rules about tactics and procedures. >>> and the bank robber known as the ak-47 bandit has apparently struck again. he was caught on camera holding up this credit union in idaho. forcing employees into a safe before getting away with a bag stuffed full of cash. the fbi believes he is the same person who hit several banks earlier this year, on a run from california to washington state. in one heist, he shot and seriously wounded a police officer. a $70,000 reward is now being offered to conversatiinformatio to his arrest. >>> and former congresswoman gabrielle giffords stared down the gunman who shot her and
in the d.c. area. good morning washington. it's 5:00 a.m.. >> so glad you're with us on this wednesday morning november 7. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm cynne simpson. let's get right over to jacqui jeras with the latest on this chilly forecast. >> yeah, it's cold. we're on snowflake watch for later on today. the first flakes. season will be possible by this evening. we've got a little moisture out there right now, but for the most part, it's going to be a cloudy, windy, and cold date. once we get through the coastal storm, we'll have a warmer weekend ahead. that's the good news. let's start you out, though, by showing you some of the moisture. we're seeing it over the delmarva peninsula and into the chesapeake bay. all that i've seen so far has been rain, not snow, so tweet me if you're seeing a few snowflakes mixed in. but i think for the most part, that will happen later this afternoon and this evening. 41 at reagan national. 37 at dulles. this will mostly be an event to the east of us. temperatures holding pretty steady in the upper 30's to
waiting to see if they have a home to go back to. >>> well, no doubt it is the very last thing any of us want to hear right now. as you heard in ron claiborne's report just a second ago, another storm could be on the way to this area. >> it's unbelievable. forecasters say a nor'easter is developing off the coast. here's meteorologist jim dickey of accuweather.com. >> good morning, rob and sunny. unfortunately, keeping it chilly across the northeast. many spots without power. these are temperatures you expect you step out the door this morning. many in the 30s. burlington, syracuse, around the freezing point, pittsburgh, detroit. it's not going to end. sandy, what's left of it, large area of low pressure spinning over canada continuing to usher in chilly air. a couple showers here, nothing much in the way of precipitation but this northwesterly wind will continue. that brings that chilly air in out of can did turning progressively colder each night headed through the weekend and that sets the stage for potential coastal snowstorm. wouldn't be anything like sandy here. more your typical no
us is that the party that knows how to ride those waves wins. here's my co-anchor, terry moran. >> reporter: america awakened to a new political reality this morning. >> what happened? >> i was wrong. >> reporter: so were a lot of republicans. >> i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: what happened yesterday's simple, really, and profound and reflected in all those faces in the crowds last night at obama and romney headquarters. the american electorate of tomorrow, younger, urban, more diverse, more socially liberal, turned out to defeat the american electorate of yesterday, older, whiter, more rural and traditional. >> i think it was shocking to the republicans. >> reporter: matt dowd, abc news consultant, was one of george w. bush's chief strategists. >> i think the republicans are going to have to do a serious amount of soul searching. they've been built for 25 years ago, not for the 21st century. they have to appeal to latinos, women, blacks, a
police were forced to) station because of overcrowding. >> i want to go home. mother nature hates us. >> the snowfall forced people in new jersey to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island with was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put us? we are human beings. >> another disaster we do not need at this time. everybody is devastated. it did not know if they are coming or going. >> the storm is now in new england, boston could get as much as four inches of snow. >> thank you very much. that same nor'easter impact of the soccer game last night. the mls semifinals in new jersey. snow caused the match up to be postponed until tonight. this comes after game 1 between these teams have to be moved because of hurricane sandy's and-on the area. >> two people taken to the hospital for carbon monoxide poisoning. this happened around 9:00 a.m. fire crews they run your did additional people on the scene and ended up only taking two to the hospital. we are getting word they are in stable condition. >> adam caskey here with a book our firs
. there are just 47 days to christmas. easy for us to believe in new york city here with all the snow on the ground. keep in mind, halloween was last week. >> that's crazy. the post office wants to make sure you get your holiday packages where they need to go. so later today officials kick off the holiday mailing and shipping season. and will announce the mail by and ship by dates. so mark your calendar for that. >> right after christmas comes new year's day. master of the obvious, right. when the big tax hikes and budget cuts said to take effect. president obama and the gridlocked congress are scrambling to head them off. >> investors are not betting on it. the nerves leading to a 313-point drop yesterday. the biggest selloff of the year. abc's reporter has more. >> reporter: wall street woke up to the same president, but new worries. europe's debt crisis appears to be getting worse. there was rioting in greece over budget cuts and word that europe's strongest economy germany is in trouble. but quickly investors turned back to our looming problem, the road we are on to the so-called fiscal cliff a
change your decision. log on to wnnfans.com. let us know. >> i will go vote after the show. with stay with abc news on air and online, throughout the day. maybe we can sing when we vote. >> i doubt it. >> diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will been our times square election headquarters and our entire political team, does not in cloud me or paula will be out in force. as the the returns comen we will bring you the very, very latest. >> we'll be bringing them donuts and coffee. here is a look now at your election day weather, everybody. stormy in savannah, charleston, raleigh. this afternoon the storm moves up the coast, this evening, bringing rain and wind to the northeast. all eyes on the nor'easter. showers a possibility in chicago, st. louis and minneapolis. >> coldest air of the season pours into new england, boston barely breaking 40. omaha, kansas city, 50. los angeles, 86 down from the record high of yesterday. >>> firefighters are finally making head way with a wildfire that forced a shutdown of a major highway between southern california. santa ana wind spread the fire t
election headquarters. great to have you with us. all day long we've been watching grandmothers, first-time voters, rich people, poor people, blue collar workers, all the people who believe in america going to the polls, every state of our union today joining together at the ballot boxes, and we will be bringing you the results. we are here to tell you who won, why throughout this evening and what's next. it's your voice as we've been saying and your vote tonight. >> diane, it has been a long, bitter and expensive race. deadlocked most of the way and revealed an america divided in so many ways. tonight, all of you are going to tip the balance. >> and now we are ready to begin because we have three projections to make because the polls have closed in six states and we are ready to go. here it is. indiana, this state has switched, president obama won it four years ago, governor romney has won it this time. it is not a surprise, though. we were expecting governor romney to take indiana. kentucky, this is a very red state and governor romney has taken kentucky, as well, tonight. and vermon
areas are being taken care of and they totally overlooked us. but hundreds showed up for food from local churches and aid organizations. >> we had to throw food out of the refrigerator. >> it was another night of darkness and cold fro s.i. thousands still without power many homeless. -- for -- another night of dark clouds and cold for thousands of people still without power. antelope boys were torn from their mothers' arms when the storm hit s.i. - -and two boys were torn from their mother from dead. pindar's it, door-to-door rest used by emergency crews and the national guard continue while natural gas fires burned in mantiloking where homes were destroyed. new york city will try to return to normal this weekend. the mayor says the marathon will go on, but some people say that it should not because of the strained and already limited city resources. >> a lot of the damage is in staten island, where the race begins. >> under the workers with dominion virginia power and the american red cross are packing up and are prepared to head out of state. they will provide relief in some areas hit
see any problems at polling places, from long lines to machine of functions, please let us know. you can let us know on twitter or send an e-mail. >> also tonight, the latest on the aftermath of hurricane sandy. and were just in that the new york city marathon schedule for the weekend has been cancelled. this comes as the patience of storm victims is wearing thin. supplies are not reaching many while others wait in long lines for gasoline and other essential items. we have the latest from our satellite center. >> the recovery is not coming as fast as anyone affected by the storm would like. some lost everything they had and are having to wait for the most basic necessities. this is what people looking for gasoline are having places like the new jersey turnpike. long lines and short tempers. police were called in richfield new jersey as things got out of hand in one gas line. >> i need to know i have enough power in my home. >> nearly two-thirds of gas stations are not operational. >> can you get in? >> no. >> the problem is just as bad in new york city. >> they get closer to the pump
of using limited bus service available. things will ease a bit today. parts of the city's extensive subway cyst,000 tell are reopening today. and measures are being put in place to ease gridlock on the streets. >> some folks had extremely long commutes because of the gridlock, yeah. resourcefulne resourcefulness, new york style. these folks hit a bank and used its power to charge cell phones. customers across northeast are having trouble completing calls because of knocked out transmission sites. late yesterday, at & t, team mobile, announced plans to share their networks during the aftermath. nice move, companies! >> new yorkers. >> been together. can you hear me now? >> resill yenlt groups. one of the heartbreaking images from storm coverage came from queens where row upon rope of houses burned as sandy raged. >> now people are returning to sift through what is left of their lives. and our new york station, wabc was there. >> reporter: the floodwater isn't the only thing sinking in here. >> the people in this neighborhood are devastated. >> reporter: soap is the magnitude of the clean-up
commuters stranded for hours. >> i want to go home. it looks like mother nature hates us. again, forced to evacuate., once >> cops are going around, telling us we have to evacuate immediately. >> where are they going to put us? we're human beings. >> reporter: the snowfall drove fema and the red cross' relief efforts out of one of the hardest-hit areas, staten island, leaving many behind amidst the frozen debris. >> it's awful. it's beyond terrible. it's awful. i'm done. >> reporter: the man standing behind my camera right now told me this morning when i got here that he was in long island. he's one of the thousands that lost power again last night. that heavy, wet snow was snapping all of the wires and the trees around him. >>> heavy, wet snow is where we find our matt gutman. he's in connecticut. >> reporter: that's right, ginger. this is what record snowfall feels like. it's wet. it's heavy. and very, very dangerous. a record of ten inches here. well check this out with this handy stick. about a foot deep here. causing two deaths on the roadways, dozens of accidents. the governor of
the u.s. is only a few years away, now, from producing more oil than saudi arabia. the international energy agency also predicts the u.s. could become energy-inspect by the year 2035. but many experts remain doubtful. >>> meanwhile, new video from the record flood in central italy. you see the river here sweeping this boat away and ripping trees from the ground. at least four people have been killed in the floods. three of them, when a bridge collapsed. rescuers in the helicopter you see there were able to pull one man to safety, after his car was swept away. >>> and four-time nascar champ jeff gordon will have to pay up for the deliberate wreck that sparked a wild brawl in phoenix over the weekend. gordon has been fined $100,000 and docked 25 points for slamming clint bowyer into the wall you see there. >>> and could it be true? are humans collectively getting dumber? a new study from stanford university claims that humans have been steadily losing intelligence for thousands of years because, thanks to advancements in technology, we no longer need intelligence to survive. this is ha
to try and stop the violence. "the israelis are rejecting the cease-fire," a hamas spokesman told us. israel will continue carrying out massacres against our people. there have been talks but officials are staying tight-lipped. >> for the moment, rockets are still being fired in israel. we will go on with military operations. we're not excluding any option incling the diplomatic option. >> reporter: israeli analysts say the likelihood of a ground invasion is diminishing, that israel's top leadership doesn't really want it, but the conditions of a cease-fire are very far from being resolved, meaning the possibility of a ground invasion is still very real. bianna? >> all right, alex, thank you. now let's go to jerusalem, which has not been spared from rocket attacks in the past 48 hours. abc's global affairs anchor christiane amanpour is there with the latest. christiane, with talk of even a possible ground assault, how likely is a cease-fire at this point? israel said they're rejecting it as we heard from alex. >> reporter: well, not rejecting it. what we understand is that it is a te
section of a marina that used to be on this side of the harbor. >> reporter: with the worst of the storm past, the daunting cleanup process has begun. >> i wanted to own a boat. but not this way. now, it looks like i own three boats. >> reporter: despite the long road ahead, police have faith in the residents. >> just because i wear a uniform doesn't make me a hero. people out there with their will and the ability to pull together are the real heroes. >> there were crews here that were on the clock for hours and hours and hours. >> reporter: not able to see their own families. >> that's right. >> reporter: worried about saving new yorkers. >> that's right, yes. that's what the police are here for. >> reporter: ready to go above and beyond the call of duty to help get this city back on its feet. for "good morning america," john schriffen, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to john. >>> now, to the latest casualty of sandy. the new york city marathon has never been canceled. not by weather. not by 9/11. this year, the mayor's insistence that the show must go on, was met with massive outrage
kids trick or treating. he has some great photos to share with us. hey! >> hey! i am definitely a casualty of a candy hangover today. not just candy. anyway, let's take a look at the river conditions. in alexandria. the river nice and quiet. yesterday the river was up around 9:00 p.m. when it reached high tide. the level at that point was 3.2 feet. flood stage is 2.7 feet. the wateruld be around two two and a half feet above normal tide. yesterday evening where i'm standing here now was submerged. there is a coastal glad warning here for the district, alexandria prince george's county and fairfax county until 2:00 p.m.. you were talking about halloween. let's get back on topic here. i want to show you a few photos from our great viewers and my facebook friends. first of all some pumpkins. i love this. what good car ving. this is from heather andrews. thank you for posting this on my facebook page. unfortunately we don't have a hockey season yet but what great work on the caps-inspired pumpkin. you can see the zombie eric. her character is a "ncis" ch
. for instant updates as we move closer to winter, go to wjla.com and also follow us on facebook and twitter. bob will have his complete out looking just a few minutes. >> the police in northeast washington found a body. that happened a short time ago in 1400 block of brentwood parkway. the circumstances of the body found in the car are not known yet. >> also, a murder investigation in p.g. county after a man shot and killed at about 7:00 on 23rd parkway in hillcrest heights. the man was found with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment building a ticket to the hospital, where he later died. critic taken to the hospital, where he later died. >> tonight all eyes are shifting to the challenges that the nation faces. one of those is the so-called fiscal cliff that could impact thousands. autria godfrey has more on what is in store. >> back in washington, back to reality, president obama returned to d.c. today with another four years, but still battling for bipartisanship as we careen toward the so-called fiscal clef. he is already demanding the two parties make peace. >> he won reelection with
i believe it was the u.s. secret service who were approached here. >> now they are looking for the suspect vehicle which is described as a white or silver linkedin. officials say that no one was hurt in all of this. is early in investigation. they hope to find more about what happened. abc7 news. >> also a school bus driver has died after a crash in culpeper, va.. the high school students on board the bus were not hurt. the 70-year-old bus driver suffered a medical issue and then crashed the bus into a ditch. we will have more on that on the news at 5:00 this afternoon. and a silver spring home looks like this after a fire this morning. it took firefighters 20 minutes to knock down the flames. no one was hurt. because is still under investigation at noon. -- the cause is still under investigation at noon. >> basketball coach bernie fine' -- charges against him have been dropped. as there are no evidence to support claims of molestation. >> a jetblue pilot who suffered a breakdown has been set free. video shows him screaming and trying to open a door. passengers pinned him t
. >> i was surprised that he was way up there. who asked not to lives next to the home he used to live at. it was recently raided by swat members that feared it was trapped. >> it is really scary that he would -- beeventually he will back here to virginia. exactly whensure place.ll take >> thank you. now, at 11:00 we are learning about the charges against heights police officer. he shot a suspect in the back wase the suspect handcuffed. >> at this hour, a district police officer faces a includingof charges attempted murder. this is district heights police mugshot.riley's he is charged with trying to kill a fleeing suspect. >> we are not surprised by the indictment. it had been widely reported that and had beenffed searched and was unarmed at the shooting.e according to authorities, he ofled him over on suspicion n motorcycle in september. was cuffed and placed in a cruiser, but somehow manage to get away. a witness who did not want to be identified talked with abc 7 at the time of the incident a. >> he was not able to catch him. and he pulled out his gun and shot three times. >> according
"let us vote." but briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slow recovery from hurricane sandy. >> the death toll from the superstorm now stands at 107. and 1.7 million homes and businesses are still struggling without power. each night tougher, perhaps even colder than the one before. >> reporter: it's a week now since sandy hit, but the people who have lost everything and are suffering now in the bitter cold, it feels like an eternity. >> you don't know -- you you have no idea how hard it is to go through all of our christmas items. all pictures of the kids when -- you know, their graduations, their confirmation, all of that. it is so hard. >> so hard to be without even the basics as temperatures tumble into the 30s. >> there's hot soup, hot chocolate, blankets. >> it's
the crowd. behind us you see the extension for the silver line to metro. this is also part of this camera of gridlock process around the state, especially in northern virginia. this saturday is when the lanes will officially open up as mentioned. four new lands, 14 miles on the vault with from springfield to tyson's corner. the lens will allow the beltway to offer hov connections for the first time. when it is done, buses and car pools will ride these for free. and other -- in any cars with one or two passengers can pay to take them. we spoke to virginia transportation secretary and he says people will get used to paying the additional my. is says is a small amount to pay to get out of gridlock. >> people do not think about the fact of how much money they are losing sitting in those lanes now. what it takes an extra 20, 30 minutes to go from one side of the beltway to the other. this is up with want to provide them the opportunity to say, for a couple extra hours i can get home 30 minutes sooner. can i get to that day care center. can i make that delivery sooner? >> officials here hope th
of the hotel's ballrooms. >> they're not used to white duvet covers. >> reporter: these are hilton. >> they are camping in places. >> reporter: much of new york is still in a state of emergency, as we saw today. it looks like traffic but this line of cars is actually a gas line. so, how long have you been in line? >> since 7:30 in the morning. >> reporter: 7:30 in the morning? that's, like, you're running on ten hours. >> yep. >> reporter: this is one of the very few gas stations that was still pumping gas after sandy and it just happens to be along the route of the marathon. there is a line 30 blocks a mile long of people waiting to get gas and as you can see -- they just ran out. not far from here, people were stick clamors for essentials. >> back up so the next person can get them. >> reporter: at a nearby shelter, people are tired, frustrated and hungry for a hot meal. >> when was the last time you guys had a hot meal? >> three days. >> reporter: everything at the neighborhood supermarkets have been destroyed. from the food to the freezers that used to hold it. a million specta
to a man who took us inside his alexandria home to show us what was left of his bedroom. had he stayed in his home, he probably would have been crushed by the tree that crashed into his bedroom. >> it was devastating. i had no clue it was going to be this severe. >> we talked to him today as he secures his ohm. >> crews removed the tree costing him thousands of dollars. he is doing what he is supposed to. >> you have to go out and buy plywood and tarps. keep the receipts because you'll be reimbursed for that. he says in addition to keeping receipts, take pictures of the damage. don't make permanent repairs until you file a claim or talk to your insurance agent. homeowner policies all have hurricane deductibles. those deductibles are based on the percentage of insured value of the home, typically between 1% and 5%. >> there is going to be a lot of surprised homeowners when they find out their deductible is $5,000 $8,000 instead of $500 or $1,000. >> at this point, i hope it covers everything. >> he was told it could take up to three days before an agent
are high. >> every time we come around a different cop telling us to go back the same way. >> reporter: some gassed up. >> i am happy i got a little bit. >> reporter: some scenes turned ugly. this man was arrested after he allegedly tried to fill a gas can from an off-limits pump. the first of ten fema sites opened, dispensing free gas, up to 10 gallons. first fillups went to first responders. >> hey! >> reporter: lights are slowly coming become to life. >> american red cross we have hot meals. >> reporter:en many crippled communities, no electricity means they depend on charity just to eat. >> the meal is finished they gave out their last meals. >> reporter: and temperatures are dropping. >> it is starting to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it is going to become increasingly clear that uninhabitable when the temperature drops. >> reporter: there is a liquid relief of a different sort on the way. anheuser-busch, better known for brewing budweiser is retooling taps to can water instead of beer. sending 45,000 cases to the area on the house, good for the tea totaler
in the world canceled at the last minute due to controversy. some runners, however, are making good use of this day. and abc's john schriffen has more on that. >> reporter: good morning, dan. instead of thousands of runners making their way to the starting line in staten island, later today, many will be coming right here to staten island ferry to gather donations. there's a lot going on here in downtown manhattan. right undermy feet, 5,000 gallons of water being pumped out of a subway station every minute to get it back up and running. we have signs of normalcy popping up, but there's still a lot of work to be done. flying high above the tristate, abc news got an exclusive close look at the coast guard cleanup efforts. the canal that separates new jersey from staten island where 350,000 gallons of fuel spilled over as a result of the superstorm. >> i think we're starting to win as far as the response. >> reporter: and this morning, a welcome sight, the crane that dangled so precariously, above new york city's highest residential building, is now safely tethered to the side of the build
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